ABOUT BATON ROUGE


Cultural Crossroads: Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

ONE OF THE
TOP 15 CITIES IN AMERICA
FOR NEW COLLEGE GRADUATES

ONE OF THE
TOP 20 CITIES IN AMERICA
FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONS
ONE OF THE
TOP 100 CITIES IN AMERICA
FOR JOB GROWTH

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LSU is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the state capital and a cultural crossroads between the Cajun country of Lafayette (located about 55 miles southwest) and the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans (located about 80 miles to the southeast). Baton Rouge—sometimes called “Red Stick” from its French translation—is home to more than 225,000 people (830,000 metro).

Downtown Baton Rouge is just minutes from LSU and is a vibrant hot spot where you can attend an art exhibition or a concert or eat sushi while you watch the sun set over the Mississippi River. Local attractions include the LSU Museum of Art; the Louisiana Art and Science Museum; the Shaw Center for the Arts; the Baton Rouge Zoo; and an array of festivals, including international, book, film, animation, and blues. See if you can spot some of the locations around campus and in the city that were featured in major films like Twilight and Pitch Perfect, among others.

Our campus location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, puts you at an advantage. You’ll be part of our close-knit LSU community, with access to this vibrant and unique city. Plus, we’re in the same neighborhood as top global companies and in close proximity to America’s energy resources, delicate coastal ecosystems, and artistic, historical, and cultural treasures—giving you access to prime locations for research, internships, and experiential learning.

Go to visitbatonrouge.com to learn more about our great city.

Center for River Studies building

Center for River Studies interior

TOP & BOTTOM LSU’s Center for River Studies, opened in 2018, is home to the world’s largest moveable bed physical model of the southern Mississippi River and provides researchers the opportunity to study deltaic, river, and coastal behavior. Visit lsu.edu/river for more information or to schedule a tour.

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